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Scheele has outstanding freshman year at Western

DCVI grad collects three rookie-of-the-year titles in cross-country running and track By Pat Payton LONDON – Marcel Scheele made a statement at Western University this past season. Competing for the Mustangs, the former St. Marys DCVI star was named both OUA and national rookie-of-the-year in cross-country running. In the indoor track season that followed, Scheele…

Crisp going into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

First hockey person being inducted; ceremony scheduled for August By Pat Payton NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Terry Crisp is among the 2020 class being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The former St. Marys Lincolns centre (1959-61) has been a sports analyst for the NHL’s Nashville Predators for over 20 years. Crisp is the…

Pearson wants to finish Jr. career in Owen Sound

Veteran praises defenceman Sedley for his strong rookie season with Attack By Pat Payton OWEN SOUND – Kaleb Pearson would like to play his overage year in Owen Sound in 2020-21. The St. Marys native, who turns 20 next month, has played the last two Ontario Hockey League seasons with the Attack. “That’s the plan;…

Ringette Association holds annual general meeting

Mike Lynch named new president for 2020-21 season Last Wednesday, the St. Marys Ringette Association held their Annual General Meeting. This year’s meeting deviated from past AGMs as Covid-19 forced the executive to switch formats and have its members attend virtually. The decision resulted in one of the largest attended AGMs in recent years. President…

Mustangs’ April Clark receives F.W.P. Jones Trophy

For top contributing female athlete at Western University By Pat Payton LONDON – It’s another award for April Clark at Western University. The 23-year-old St. Marys native and graduating hockey forward (2015-20) recently won the F.W.P. Jones Trophy as top contributing female athlete at Western. Other finalists nominees for the 2019-20 award were Mustangs’ Julia…

Playing with Flyers shaped Crisp’s coaching career

Former Lincolns’ centre played for great hockey men like Fred Shero, Scotty Bowman By Pat Payton Terry Crisp was a member of the Broad Street Bullies. And playing for those notorious Philadelphia Flyers teams in the mid-1970s helped shape Crisp’s future coaching career. Crisp was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams in Philadelphia…

Pearson shares award after consistent season

St. Marys native scores 28 goals, top point-getter for OHL Attack after Christmas By Pat Payton OWEN SOUND – Consistency! Kaleb Pearson became a consistent two-way player with Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League this past season. When all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities were suspended effective Friday, March 13, the 19-year-old St. Marys native…

Valcke baseball clan feeling stranded at third base

Jaxon, Mia student athletes at UBC “Like everyone else, our kids are finishing up their university exams, signing up for an online summer course or two, while helping empty our job jar, reading, playing board games and card games and online games, watching movies, improving their culinary skills, stuff like that,” summarized Tom Valcke, from…

Crisp reflects back to his Broad Street Bullies days

Former Lincolns’ centre played on tough, talented Flyers teams in mid-1970s By Pat Payton The Broad Street Bullies. Nicknamed for their brawn and brash style on the ice, they were an NHL team that was loved at home and hated on the road, but that Philadelphia Flyers team is still remembered today–some 45 years later–for…

SMMHA announces Major Award winners for 19-20

By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association recently announced eight of its 10 Major Award winners for the 2019-20 season. “Although we are not able to present these awards in person right now, we hope to host a recognition event when we can safely return to the arena,” SMMHA president Kristene McCurdy told the…